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The new Iris Wildthyme anthology is out now - read the book the Doctor Who Forum tried to ban! For those not familiar with the character, she's the creation of Paul Magrs and was introduced in the Doctor Who novel "The Scarlett Empress", and has appeared in several further DW books, audios, and short stories. I haven't read "Celestial Omnibus" yet, but they've got some very good writers.

Press release from Obverse books:

What is there left to say about Iris Wildthyme – transtemporal adventuress extraordinaire, metafictional explorer of texts and subtexts, double-decker-dwelling interstellar bag-lady, amnesia-prone political and sexual revolutionary, writer of wrongs, wronger of rights (especially copyrights), all-round champion of freedom, occasional nightclub singer and frequent barroom floozy?

Well, there’s always something...

Obverse Books are proud to announce the release of their first short story collection, 'Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus', edited by Paul Magrs and Stuart Douglas.

Continuing the adventures of time traveller extraordinaire Ms Iris Wildthyme, 'The Celestial Omnibus' contains stories by such Who luminaries as former BBC Books editor Steve Cole; Mark Wright and Cavan Scott, producers of the Iris audios for Big Finish; and Iris creator Paul Magrs himself. With an introduction from Katy Manning, the Omnibus travels from 1950s England to the last sun at the end of the Universe, encountering the crew of the Battleship Anathema, Marlene Dietrich and Panda's mysterious former lover, Gemma, on the way.

Available in hardback, with an exclusive cover painting by legendary BBC costume designer June Hudson, 'The Celestial Omnibus' costs £10.99 plus postage from Obverse Books while stocks last!

[Australasians may find it more cost-effective to order from Random Static, if they're not in a hurry]

Date: 2009-06-09 05:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] garpu
I am woefully out of the rumor loop, but why did the Doctor Who Forum try to ban it? Iris is always good fun.

Date: 2009-06-09 09:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] garpu
sheesh...is that why DWF is closing?

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